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There may never be enough drivers again

There may never be enough drivers again

Some HGV driver vacancies will never be filled. This is according to a report by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which says that 15% of current driver roles are set to stay empty.

The FTA’s 2019 Logistics report questioned more than 500 freight and logistics organisations that revealed they did not expect to fill 15% of current vacancies, and anticipated delays in filling a further 36%.

Sally Gilson, head of skills campaigns at the FTA, said: “An ageing workforce, competition for skilled staff, and shifting migration patterns […] mean we are facing serious challenges in the recruitment and retention of labour for key logistics roles.”

She also pointed out that “the average age of a HGV driver is 48 years.”

The logistics sector is the lifeblood of a nation’s economy. Time will tell what impact the driver shortage will have on our economies.

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  1. If you payed the drivers a decent wage.buy the trucks to do the job you might get more drivers

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